Self Harm Management Therapy Course

Original price was: £295.00.Current price is: £225.00.

Course Overview

SFTR Registered Open College Diploma Course

  •  SFTR Accredited Open College Diploma Course
  • Upon completion of this course you will be entitled to the use of these Designatory letters after your name: Dip.Self.harm which will be printed upon your final Diploma Certificate under your name.

Additionally you will receive these 2 Certificates within your course package:

  • A4 size Membership wall display certificate into the Open College. Allowing you the use of MOC after your name.
  • A4 size Membership wall display certificate into the SFTR. Allowing you the use of MSFTR after your name.

This diploma course is currently available for the temporary reduced low fee of only £225.00 UK.

Course Description

Self Harm Management Therapy Course

What is self harm?

Self harm can be anything from harming one’s body to extreme self destruction such as suicide.

Self harm otherwise known as self injury is an anxiety driven behaviour of purposefully harming one’s body usually the surface of the skin such as penetrating cutting or burning the skin.

There are many different levels of self harming where each individual practices their own unique and individual type of self injury.

From any non-self harming person’s point of view the act of piercing, cutting or burning the skin can be seen as horrific and makes no sense at all but from the actual sufferer’s point of view, there is more taking place within that person’s mind than can be outwardly observed such as extreme anxiety, overwhelming urges, fear with rushes and surges of energy, stomach turning or an adrenaline release.

Repetitive and daily self harming or self injury has an OCD and anxiety-based nature to it.

Typically the act of self harming is not without an obsessive and/or compulsive disorder which also cannot be without an anxiety or fear-based set of urges or intrusions.

Self injury is often called, a very unhealthy way of coping and dealing with emotional pain and turmoil, intense anger and frustration which can be related to literally anything in that person’s life, mind and heart.

There is often no wish to die or no suicidal attempts in the act of self harming but more a need to satisfy a fear, a surge, a rush or a flood of pain and anxiety and the deliberate act of self injury or marking and cutting of the skin acts as a temporary release and will only ever be temporary as the clock resets itself for the whole cycle to begin over again later and again this cycle, duration, frequency in the act of self injury is unique to that individual where no two people will be exactly the same.

Some sufferers will be self harming on and off throughout each day whilst others just a few of times a week and others just now and again when they experience triggers or the pain which leads them to engage in that self harming.

You could cut your own skin with a razor blade or penetrate it and it does not make any sense whatsoever, you just wouldn’t want to do it and any attempt at pressing a sharp implement into your skin now would result in dislike, discomfort and an aversion to not bother doing it any further, however if there was an intrusive surge or rush of pain and anxiety to accompany it then things would take on a whole new meaning.

The act of cutting oneself or injuring the surface of the body in most observers’ minds is just that, but in the mind of the actual sufferer experiencing it, it includes anxiety and fear and emotional turmoil which other people cannot see and that’s what makes the difference therefore total ignorance into what the sufferer is feeling is high.

People cannot see into what is actually taking place because the rest of it is in the mind and the psychology of the self harmer which is invisible to you.

There is absolutely nothing healthy or beneficial to self harming and will affect physical and mental health in due course.

For those who self harm it is a way of coping with difficult and distressing emotions.

This course in self injury management therapy looks at the various treatments available and approaches to bring about change.

This course is open to anyone including family members and sufferers and is ideally suited to therapists.

Provides clear and practical insights for all types of care workers and health professionals who encounter children or adolescents who need help for self harming.

Includes evidence-based advice and guidance.

Insightful and stimulating for anyone needing to gain further knowledge on the subject.

Course Provider:

Open College UK Ltd


This course is set in the English language and is entirely coursework based. All notes and reading materials, including text book/s are supplied by us direct in one complete package. There are no other required text or materials, books to purchase. We supply everything for you within your course package for the low fee shown. There are no hidden or additional fees to pay.

Method of Learning:

This is a home study, distance learning course. All of your course study materials are posted to you in one complete study package. All of your coursework is to be completed within the outlined period. This course is structured in an EASY LEARNING and user friendly way.


Upon completion of this home learning programme, students should be able to understand the basics of many key areas within this subject. Participants of the course will have acquired an overall basic understanding of the subject matter and will have achieved a sound basis to summarize important topics and be reasonably competent to make further progress and educational development in this field with a range of theoretical skills and insights to assist with any short or long term goals.

Grading Assessment:

This course is assessed upon the successful completion and submission of coursework with a Pass, Merit or Distinction. Distinction is 90%. All content is course work based, home study through the post or online, depending on the subject being studied. NO attendance or visits to any exam centre is required on this subject.

Entry Requirements:
There are NO entry requirements. No background training or qualifications are required. Anyone can enrol at any time, beginners, intermediates and experienced all year round. You are expected to be able to read and write or type/word process your coursework and be able to understand the English language.

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